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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the City of Joondalup than in any other field.

Field of qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. While this is likely to have some relationship to their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among the City of Joondalup's local labour force, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in the City of Joondalup or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the City of Joondalup, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers field of qualification
City of Joondalup 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1,8892.32.31,6202.02.1+269
Information Technology1,4901.81.61,3931.71.5+97
Engineering and Related Technologies11,28713.613.810,85713.312.7+430
Architecture and Building4,3005.24.13,6374.53.6+663
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8391.01.57600.91.5+79
Health5,6256.86.34,7925.95.6+833
Education5,2156.35.24,6115.75.0+604
Management and Commerce10,35812.511.49,09511.210.0+1,263
Society and Culture4,8445.86.24,1405.15.4+704
Creative Arts1,5051.81.91,2521.51.7+253
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,7563.33.42,5833.23.1+173
Mixed Field Programmes500.10.1400.00.1+10
Not stated or inadequately described2,2032.73.22,9593.64.0-756
No qualification30,65836.938.933,64241.343.6-2,984

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Western Australia: 2.3% Information Technology, Western Australia: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Western Australia: 13.8% Architecture and Building, Western Australia: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Western Australia: 1.5% Health, Western Australia: 6.3% Education, Western Australia: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Western Australia: 11.4% Society and Culture, Western Australia: 6.2% Creative Arts, Western Australia: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Western Australia: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Western Australia: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Western Australia: 3.2% No qualification, Western Australia: 38.9% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Joondalup: 2.3% Information Technology, City of Joondalup: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Joondalup: 13.6% Architecture and Building, City of Joondalup: 5.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Joondalup: 1.0% Health, City of Joondalup: 6.8% Education, City of Joondalup: 6.3% Management and Commerce, City of Joondalup: 12.5% Society and Culture, City of Joondalup: 5.8% Creative Arts, City of Joondalup: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Joondalup: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Joondalup: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Joondalup: 2.7% No qualification, City of Joondalup: 36.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Joondalup: +269 Information Technology, City of Joondalup: +97 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Joondalup: +430 Architecture and Building, City of Joondalup: +663 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Joondalup: +79 Health, City of Joondalup: +833 Education, City of Joondalup: +604 Management and Commerce, City of Joondalup: +1,263 Society and Culture, City of Joondalup: +704 Creative Arts, City of Joondalup: +253 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Joondalup: +173 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Joondalup: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Joondalup: -756 No qualification, City of Joondalup: -2,984
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Joondalup shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (11,287 people or 13.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (10,358 people or 12.5%)
  • Health (5,625 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 27,270 people in total or 32.8% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.4% in Management and Commerce; and 6.3% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the City of Joondalup and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Architecture and Building (5.2% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Education (6.3% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (12.5% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the City of Joondalup increased by 1,638 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Joondalup were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,263 local labour force)
  • Health (+833 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+704 local labour force)
  • Architecture and Building (+663 local labour force)

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